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WEATHER- Tuesday, Feb. 20: Warm to start, daytime temperature falling, freezing rain warning

Cloudy and showers forecast for today.
Cloudy and showers forecast for today. - SaltWire Network

Environment Canada is keeping a freezing rain warning in effect for overnight tonight but today will being with warm weather.

Tomorrow is expected to be wet with warm temperatures again.

Confederation Bridge is currently open to all traffic with no warnings in place.

FlyPEI shows all arrivals and departures are on time today. Check the airport web site for updates.

On P.E.I. today, early morning temperatures ranged from a high of +2.3 at North Cape to a low of 0.9 at Maple Plains.


    Periods of freezing drizzle or rain ending this morning, then mainly cloudy. Fog patches dissipating this morning.

    TEMPERATURE: Starting around +2, but falling to -6 this afternoon.

    WIND: South, gusting to 50, becoming light early this morning. Wind becoming northeast gusting to 40 this afternoon.


LIVE STREAM of downtown Charlottetown to see weather conditions there, courtesy of the P.E.I. government and The Guild


    Cloudy, then a good chance of snow or ice pellets early this evening. Ice pellets will be more assured beginning this evening then changing to freezing rain after midnight.

    TEMPERATURE: Rising to 0 by morning.

    WIND:  Northeast, gusting to 40.


    Freezing rain ending in the morning, then cloudy with good chance of rain showers. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. Fog patches.

    TEMPERATURE: Up to around +8

    WIND: South, medium light, becoming southwest.


First light – 6:03 a.m.

Civil twilight – 6:38 a.m.

Official Sunrise – 7:08 a.m.

Official Sunset – 5:44 p.m.

Civil twilight ends – 6:15 p.m.

Last light – 6:50 p.m.

Moon – The moon rose this morning at 9:34 a.m., and sets this evening at 10:57 p.m.

The official length of daylight today is 10 hours, 36 minutes.


The highest temperature on record for Feb. 20 on P.E.I. is +10.3 set in 1994.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is –26.7 set in 1966.

For Feb. 20 on P.E.I., the average high is -2.9.

Average low for this date is -11.9.

The hot spot in Canada this morning was next door at Yarmouth, N.S. where it was +6.6.

The coldest spot anywhere in Canada early this morning was at Kugaaruk, Nunavut, where it was -49.5.


Below is a live-stream camera view courtesy of Confederation Bridge to give a sense of weather conditions at that location.

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